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Our mission

Effect positive change in the workers’ compensation industry through networking, support, mentoring and collaboration.

Our history

The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation was formed in 2016 when two women’s organizations (Women in Workers’ Compensation and the Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation) merged to create a single entity.

Our core values

Engage with accomplished
industry professionals and
build lasting relationships.

Explore opportunities
and challenges facing women
leaders today.

Enrich their knowledge base
with tactical insights from
speakers and panelists.

Encounter senior executives’
perspectives on leadership.

Examine leadership strategies and
how to effectively apply
the strategies.

Empower ourselves
to achieve success and
groundbreaking results.

What makes us special

We are a unique organization that brings together an entire industry to work together for the common good. Our goal of inclusively is manifested in our encouragement of men and women alike to participate in the organization to work side-by-side for the advancement of women and for the betterment of the industry overall.

The Alliance is inclusive of all professionals in workers’ compensation, regardless of career stage, with the belief that we can all learn from and support each other. The organization is funded by companies in the workers’ compensation industry who support the organization’s mission.

Events held by the Alliance provide great opportunities for personal networking, but are not designed as venues to market a particular company or product. We are grateful to our sponsors and the branding opportunities that we provide to their companies, but direct marketing of the group’s members is not permitted.

Our goals

Open a dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace.


Discuss overall challenges faced by employers serving the workers’ compensation market.


Provide camaraderie and opportunities for women wishing to expand their professional network.

Our board

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President Artemis Emslie CEO, CadenceRX
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Secretary Danielle Lisenbey President, MedRisk
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Treasurer Marijo Storment Former CEO, Paradigm Complex
Care Solutions
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Vice President Kimberly George Global Head, Innovation + Product Development at Sedgwick
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Emeritus Lisa Hannusch Rhino Inspired/The Hannusch Group
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Member at large
events
Jennifer Ryon Chief Operating Officer, Prime Health Services
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Member at Large
ambassador program
Anita Breedlove Insight Advantage, LLC.
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Member at large
employer advisory council
Ann Schnure Vice President, Telemedicine Operations, Concentra
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Member at Large Josephine Copeland SVP Product Design & Strategy, Sedgwick
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Member at Large Dionne Lacey-Artis SVP, Field and Regional Sales, Optum
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Member at Large Nicole Sauk Chief Financial Officer, Ametros

Employer Advisory Council

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Tara Acton Director of Claims and Senior Corporate Counsel, Lumens
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Michele Adams Vice President, Risk Operations & Casualty Claims, Walmart
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Virginia Baba Senior Manager Claims, Risk Management, PetSmart, Inc.
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Sharon Evans Manager, Workers' Compensation Human Resources, Big Lots, Inc.
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Misty Hardie Sr. Risk Manager, Amazon.com, Inc.
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Veda Mabry Risk Manager, Human Resources, Pacsun
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Faith Mason Senior Manager, Workers’ Compensation, Comcast NBCUniversal
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Nancy Strubler Director of Workers’ Compensation, National Express
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Janice Van Allen Senior Director, Risk Management, Walmart
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Dawn Watkins Director of Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles United School District
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Laurie Frey Senior Manager of Worker’s Compensation & Risk Services, Kohl’s